It crushes spreadsheets at 999,999.1 FPS.
You missed something in the description.... Should be....... Silence Redefined ...
i literally lol'd
Clean as hell props man.
So... Is this build meant to be loud?
Yes, when it needs to be.
I was just joking, ha ha.
Very clean build. Well done!
Awww you should have gotten the ssc, rather than just the normal superclocked, the cooling is better on it.
There is no EVGA 980 SSC :/ I think EVGA dropped that line and kept vanilla, superclocked, ftw and classified only.
Nice build man, but isn't an air cooler counter-intuitive on a build meant for silence? Props for the cable management, +1 from me!
Comrade, he's using noctua fans.
The case he's using is built to dampen noise so I doubt he will be hearing the fans on the heat sink.
Well true. I too own an R5, and I must say that the noise dampening is phenominal. However, with two JetFlo 140mm fans as intakes, it can get pretty loud haha
Haha when I first started looking into making a PC I wanted to build one inside a mini fridge because I dreaded the noise that all those fans would make...
Upgraded the old Noctua to a Kraken X61.
Shhh, hear that? ;)
This is a seriously clean looking build. Great job!
i like your style
That CPU cooler tho m8.
Great monitor BTW
Finally, been scrolling and clicking for minutes now, in search of a clean build. Just imaging what mine will look like when it arrives :D
When does it arrive?
Oh. I know it's better to purchase everything at once but I'm buying each part as I earn the money to spend on it :P http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DJHeroMasta/saved/Qd26Mp
That PSU is extremely overkill, go with something like an EVGA supernova hex http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr I would also go with 8GB's of RAM and then change that CPU, CPU cooler and MOBO to something like an i5-4690k with an asrock z97 pro4 or MSI G-55 and the cooler to a Corsair H60 or BE Quiet shadow rock 2 if you want an air cooler.
thats fine for a normal gaming build but if your not just gaming all the other stuff is absolutely necessary. and an overkill psu says to me he wants to add another 980
Well it turns out someone managed to jam the 140mm exhaust in the same case with the same cooler...
I tried that but the rad is slid so far forward that it covers the hole for the moduvent and won't latch close. I'm trying to minimize noise and leaving it open wasn't an option.
Oh okay, so it does fit if you offset it to the right, but then it covers one of the ModuVent mounts.
Guess I'll have to wait for the Define R6 then. Just kidding... :P
What are "Low-Noise Adapters on the CPU cooler"?
I'm preparing a build and i've never heard such a term.
They are inline resistor adapters that come with most PWM fans to step down its speed which in effect reduces noise.
i really wanna know about that h110i gt i'm very tempted to get it myself. let me know if you get it.
doh! so you can't front mount without the logo being upside down? seems like there has to be a way.
I got it to mount with logo right side up :)
I have a very similar system and was actually planning on purchasing the Corsair H110i GT this week some time. I was wondering did you try to mount it to the top of the case? If not do you think it would fit without any issues?
I am limited to mounting to the top and will be upset if I get the cooler in and it doesn't fit.
Unfortunately, even with the 140mm exhaust fan slid down on the R5, it does not have enough clearance to be mounted at the top. You would have to swap the exhaust for a 120mm fan for it all to work which is something I don't want to have to do. Mounting on the front isn't ideal either because the radiator fans are spaced apart from each other so the rad can only be mounted with 4 screws. There is absolutely no adequate airflow to the GPU so I've had to remove all my mechanical drives and mount a 140mm fan at the bottom. It's not ideal and I don't particularly like the setup but it gives me a chance to test it out. I prefer the Swiftech H240-X over this cooler but there are none available to buy and it doesn't look like that situation will be improving any time soon.
Wow, thanks for the speedy reply. Dang the luck. I don't really need to get another cooler I just really like the looks of the new Corsair. I assumed Fractal had thought of everything, but you've proven them wrong. My BeQuiet! Dark Rock 3 seems to be handing the job pretty well right now. You may have just convinced me to save my money.
Thanks a ton!
Yeah, I'm a little bummed but glad I could help!
So, I removed the exhaust fan and mounted the rad at the top to see how it would look. Mounted a Noctua 140mm on the outside of the case, lol. Uploaded photos if you'd like to see how it looks. If I keep it this way I'll order 120mm fan and be done with it.
yeah...I'm thinking I'll mount the radiator fans to exhaust and see how that works with the 120mm exhaust in the rear, two 140's intake in the front, and a 140mm intake at the bottom.
Please let me know if the 120mm fan works as the exhaust.
It was a tight fit if you mount Chassis>Fan>Rad. The bottom side of the rad sits right on top of the fan. There is plenty of space if you mount Chassis>Rad>Fan
Also, how is the noise performance with that AIO?
It's loud. Pump rattles and ticks at 2350 rpm and at 3000 it whines. The fans tick at low speeds and at max sounds like jet engines. The pump died two days ago and I've already returned it. Got the Kraken X61 instead and it is much better in my opinion.
Hi, great build. I'm doing something similar. I noticed you have a 27" 1440p monitor. How is the 980 with that monitor? I'm debating between staying with my 1080p or upgrading to 1440p.
Nice build man! I got a random question. What did you use to cover up the backside of the 2 top radiator spots?(usually the back part of the fan mount is open because the mounting points are offset instead of centered.)
I'm thinking about using this case and was thinking about ways to cover those holes in the top. Just a little OCD about that stuff. I really like how the top of your case looks with those two openings covered. Super clean.
Hey, there. Thanks!
I used some high quality black poster board with thin double-sided tape to hold it in place and then put a layer of AcoustiPack sound dampening material on the bottom side it. Looks sharp and helps silence the pump a bit.
i just finished my pc build bases on you build! Can u plz check mine: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/YCnnTW
I need a monitor and a keyboard.
I am wondering how loud it is when you open the two moduvent. Is it necessary to get a bottom case fan?
I have the same case and same HDD cage configuration for better airflow. My question is did you see any other spot to secure the 5-drive cage to the top position besides the one screw and just the top "push in and slide forward" notch slots? Mine seems secure enough but still has a little play up top where the cage hangs from the top of the case. Seems to me there should be more than just one screw holding this thing to the case. Am I missing something?
Edit: Also to cut down on top fan obstructions I removed the white HDD sliders from the two empty lower drive slots. Just an idea for you. Nice looking build.
One, is it loud with the top moduvents removed
Two, is cable management easy in this case
I got the Hero because I read it was very good for overclocking and it was also on sale at the time, lol. As far as the aesthetics, it kinda just came that way. As long as your board is working for you the way you need it to, that's all that matters.
Lol nice, what will you get?
Thanks! Initially, I used the U14S in a previous build paired with a 4770K clocked @ 4.4GHz and it performed very well so I decided to keep it for this build. With the 4790K @ 4.8GHz I'm hitting temps of 72-76C thanks to lower ambient temps in the winter, however, in the summer it will be an entirely different story so I switched to the Kraken for more cooling headroom. That said, I still highly recommend the U14S for most air-cooled setups.
No problem :) I forgot to mention those temps were reached when using Handbrake or Premiere Pro. When gaming my temps range 55-65C with fans at or below 900 rpms.
You will have a cool and quiet rig there.